13 Best Onsen in Niseko | Rest at an Onsen After a Ski Trip

13 Best Onsen in Niseko | Rest at an Onsen After a Ski Trip

If you are traveling to Niseko, you might be there with the main purpose of skiing.

Niseko is famous for its high-quality snow that attracts visitors from all around the globe, but you might not know that you can find spots for natural onsen as well.

In this article, we will be introducing our favorite places where you can find hot springs in Niseko.

We hope that it comes in handy for your trip.

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Table of Contents

  1. Onsen for day trips to Niseko
  2. Hotels and ryokan with onsen
  3. Private onsen
  4. Conclusion

MAP

Below is a map of the places that are included in this article.

Onsen for day trips to Niseko

If you have already booked your tickets to a hotel without an onsen or do not have the time to stop and enjoy the hot springs, there are still many facilities where you can enjoy a natural onsen.

Below are some of our recommendations.

Makkari Onsen (まっかり温泉)

Makkari Onsen (まっかり温泉)
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Makkari Onsen is part of Makkari Town, a farming village that is about a 25-minute drive from the area of Niseko with ski resorts. The village is home to farmers and the crops are some of the best in the country.

Makkari Onsen (まっかり温泉)
Photo courtesy of Makkari Onsen

You can see the mountain from the outdoor bath, so we recommend going in the early morning so that you can take in the full view when there are not many people. If you are traveling in a group, you have the option to rent a room to rest after soaking in the bath. There are sauna baths on both the men’s and women’s sides as well.

Aside from the onsen, there are nature-focused places for sightseeing such as greenhouses and parks. Because the village is located in the mountains, you can also find a popular spot for drinking water that is clean and fresh.

Information

  • Price: 600 JPY/adult, 250 JPY/child
  • Address: Makkari Onsen 174-3, Midorioka, Makkari, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1615 (Google MAP)
  • Visit Official Site

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Kiranoyu Spa Niseko Station (ニセコ駅前温泉 綺羅乃湯)

Kiranoyu Spa Niseko Station (ニセコ駅前温泉 綺羅乃湯)
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Kiranoyu Spa Niseko Station is what would be referred to as a “super sento,” a public bathing facility with many different baths to try out. It is located right outside JR Niseko Station, making it a great pit stop for those traveling to Niseko by train. The closest ski resort is about a 15-minute drive away.

The prices are affordable, with an adult entry costing only 500 JPY. We recommend Kiranoyu Spa to those who do not necessarily care about the luxury aspect of the onsen and simply want to experience Japanese public bathing culture.

Kiranoyu Spa Niseko Station (ニセコ駅前温泉 綺羅乃湯)
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The baths are split into the Japanese style and western style designs that alternate between being the men’s and women’s baths so you are likely to have a different experience depending on the day you go. Note that only the jacuzzi bath (pictured above) has natural onsen water.

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Yukichichibu Onsen (蘭越町交流促進センター雪秩父)

Yukichichibu Onsen (蘭越町交流促進センター雪秩父)
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Yukichichibu Onsen is a town-run onsen facility only about a 10-minute drive away from the ski resort area of Niseko. It is situated on a mountain called Nitonupuri and has a grand total of seven outdoor onsen. There is also a cafeteria area that you can use after spending some time in the bath.

The women’s bath features what is called “doro yu,” which translates to “mud bath.” This muddy water contains minerals that are good for your skin and pores. It is of course chilly but very beautiful in the winter to use the outdoor baths.

Yukichichibu Onsen (蘭越町交流促進センター雪秩父)
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The baths aside from the “doro yu” also have a good effect on your body such as helping with muscle and nerve pain.

Although you can buy towels for 300 JPY and face towels for even cheaper, it may be wise to bring your own towels to avoid the hassle.

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Hotels and ryokan with onsen

Next, we will introduce some of the lodging that is available at Niseko that also have natural onsen.

These hotels and ryokan are all equipped with guest suites so that you can spend the night, but nearly all of them are available for day trips as well so you can stop by on your way to and from skiing.

Goshiki Onsen and Hotel (ニセコ五色温泉旅館)

Goshiki Onsen and Hotel (ニセコ五色温泉旅館)
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Goshiki Onsen and Hotel is a lodge that resembles a log cabin in the woods, surrounded by all the nature that Niseko has to offer. Even if you are visiting in the summer, you can enjoy hiking in the area.

The hotel is located about a 30-minute drive from the nearest ski resort, which is slightly further away from the main area of hotels in Niseko. Although you might have to drive a little further, this distance should give you peace and quiet on your vacation.

Goshiki Onsen and Hotel (ニセコ五色温泉旅館)
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There is both an indoor and outdoor bath at Goshiki Onsen and Hotel that use 100% natural hot spring water. The outdoor bath has a beautiful view of the mountains, which is very enjoyable when the stars are out at night. Note that the times the baths are open are slightly shorter than your average ryokan (which are usually open mostly through the night).

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 4,300 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 510 Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abutagun, Hokkaido 048-1511 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei (湯元ニセコプリンスホテルひらふ亭)

Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei (湯元ニセコプリンスホテルひらふ亭)
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Niseko Prince Hotel is a hotel that boasts an all-natural hot spring water onsen. The location is one of the best, at just a 5-minute walk from the nearest ski resort.

Niseko Prince Hotel HIrafutei is known as the first hotel in Niseko to install private onsen that are attached to guest rooms. If you are looking for a more luxurious stay with your own private bath, we recommend booking one of these rooms. The public bath area is also worth checking out, as it is very large and the outdoor bath has a very nice view of the mountain.

Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei (湯元ニセコプリンスホテルひらふ亭)
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If you are looking to eat, Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei offers a buffet to its guests daily, incorporating over 50 kinds of Japanese, Chinese, and western-style dishes. This variety is a good choice for those who are not keen on eating the very traditional Japanese foods that ryokan normally serve.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 8,200 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 1-4-5-43 Niseko Hirafu, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Niseko Grand Hotel (ニセコグランドホテル)

Niseko Grand Hotel (ニセコグランドホテル)
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Niseko Grand Hotel is a facility perfect for skiers, as it is located very close to many of the surrounding ski resorts. You can choose to stay in a western-style room or a Japanese-style room, which are both very spacious.

Two types of hot spring water are used in the baths. One is for moisturizing the skin, while the other is of a more milky consistency and makes the skin softer. Both are said to rejuvenate the body, and you should feel very refreshed after spending time in the hot spring.

Niseko Grand Hotel (ニセコグランドホテル)
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Along with an indoor and outdoor bath, Niseko Grand Hotel offers a mixed-gender bathing area so that families can enjoy the hot spring together. Exploring the baths after a long day of skiing is a great way to end the day, so we recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a good balance of skiing and onsen.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 8,400 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 412 Niseko-cho, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1511 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Ikoinoyuyado Iroha (いこいの湯宿 いろは)

Ikoinoyuyado Iroha (いこいの湯宿 いろは)
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Ikoinoyuyado Irohana is a ryokan located about a 15-minute drive from Niseko station. There is also a bus that travels from the station to the lodge, making it easy for those taking the train.

The public bath is made so that you can observe the great nature of Niseko. Lit up at night, you can see the snow in the winter, red and orange leaves in the fall, and green foliage in the spring and summer. The indoor bath also is surrounded by windows that let the natural light in while you bathe.

Ikoinoyuyado Iroha (いこいの湯宿 いろは)
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The hotel offers high-quality guest suites, making it easy to tell why the prices are more on the expensive side. You can choose from a large variety, from traditional Japanese style to western style, to a mix of both. The food is also made from local ingredients and comes in a course of over 10 dishes that vary by season.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 12,100 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 477 Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1511 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Hilton Niseko Village (ヒルトンニセコビレッジ)

Hilton Niseko Village (ヒルトンニセコビレッジ)
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Hilton Niseko Village is a hotel that offers one of the most relaxing experiences to its guests around. With good access to the ski lifts, it is one of the go-to lodges if you are staying in Niseko.

The public bath is highly praised by onsen connoisseurs for being both beautiful and having great health benefits, especially on the skin. It is situated right beside a pond and pulls water from a homemade, local spring. This is the perfect place to wind down after a day full of activity.

Hilton Niseko Village (ヒルトンニセコビレッジ)
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There is a multitude of restaurants that you can choose from that serve all sorts of cuisine, so we recommend Hilton Niseko Village to those who want to take advantage of hotel-prepared gourmet foods.

Although most people visit Niseko in the winter for skiing, there are activities to be enjoyed year-round. Even in the summer, you can enjoy river rafting, horseback riding, and hot air balloon rides.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 7,900 JPY/person per night
  • Address: Higashiyama Onsen, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1592 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Niseko Annupuri Onsen Yugokorotei (ニセコアンヌプリ温泉 湯心亭)

Niseko Annupuri Onsen Yugokorotei (ニセコアンヌプリ温泉 湯心亭)
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Niseko Annupuri Onsen Yugokorotei is located a 3-minute car ride from the Annupuri Ski Resort. During the peak ski season, there is also a bus that goes from the hotel to the resort.

The guest rooms come in a variety of styles and sizes, with the highest-quality suite providing an antique feel. There are also more cost-effective options for those on a budget. Yogokorotei is also very child-friendly, so it is recommended for families who are traveling with young children.

Niseko Annupuri Onsen Yugokorotei (ニセコアンヌプリ温泉 湯心亭)
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Both the indoor and outdoor baths are filled with natural hot spring water and are very pretty surrounded by yellow leaves in the fall.

The bath is available for single-day use from 6 am until around midnight, so you can visit Yugokorotei for a bath after skiing even if you are not an overnight guest. If you are just visiting on a day trip, you can order the tonkatsu meal for lunch and get a ticket to use the bath for free.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 6,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 438 Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1511 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Hotel Niseko Alpen (ホテルニセコアルペン)

Hotel Niseko Alpen (ホテルニセコアルペン)
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Hotel Niseko Alpen is a hotel that can be enjoyed in both the ski season and the off-season, with powder snow in the ski resort in the winter and rafting and golf in the summer.

The public bath is spacious and the perfect way to relax after a day out and about. The water is said to have the ability to take away your fatigue and muscle pain. Note that you will have to pay for the bath even if you are a guest at the hotel. In the winter you will expect to pay 1,000 JPY and 700 JPY during the rest of the year.

Hotel Niseko Alpen (ホテルニセコアルペン)
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If you have room in your budget and would enjoy a nicer guest room, we recommend booking one of the more expensive suites as they are very luxurious. Inside the hotel, you can find multiple stores (a souvenir shop, convenience store, and ski gear shop) and even karaoke.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 5,400 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 204 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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Private onsen

If you are nervous about Japanese bathing customs or are worried that you cannot enter public baths because of tattoos, we have a few suggestions that you might be interested in.

These hotels and ryokan all offer some form of private onsen, which means that you can enjoy the hot spring without having to worry about bathing with strangers or avoiding tattoo restrictions.

Hotel Kanronomori (ニセコ昆布温泉ホテル甘露の森)

Hotel Kanronomori (ニセコ昆布温泉ホテル甘露の森)
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Hotel Kanronomori is a large and quiet resort located in the forests of Niseko. There is a bus that departs from Niseko Station to the hotel and it is close to the Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort. There is also a shuttle bus that will take you to and from the slopes.

Hotel Kanronomori (ニセコ昆布温泉ホテル甘露の森)
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You can rent a room with a private onsen, although these rooms are the most pricey. If you are booking a cheaper room, there is also a rentable onsen in the public bathing area. This private onsen also includes a sauna, which is quite rare to find with rentable onsen.

If you are an enjoyer of live music, there are nightly performances in the lobby, with the performers on a schedule. The musicians are all local and they perform a variety of genres and instruments. Hotel Kanronomori also has many other facilities such as a tennis court and a billiards/ping pong area.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 9,800 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 166-9 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: Yes
  • Visit Official Site

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The Vale Niseko (ザ・ヴェール・ニセコ)

The Vale Niseko (ザ・ヴェール・ニセコ)
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The Vale Niseko is a lodge different from the others on this list, as their guest suites are more akin to modern condos. It is a luxury hotel that It is located within walking distance from the nearest ski resort. The Vale Niseko has won international awards, making it a good place to stay for those who are looking to stay somewhere high-class.

The Vale Niseko (ザ・ヴェール・ニセコ)
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The private onsen at The Vale Niseko is located in the deluxe three-bedroom suite. It would be best to reserve this room if you are traveling in a large group and can split the cost. The private onsen is an outdoor bath, which gives you a great view of the snowy mountains.

Aside from the high-quality guest rooms, there are many other facilities on the premises like a spa and a pool. If you are unfamiliar with skiing, you can also rent items from a ski shop.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 30,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 415-19 Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1511 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: No
  • Visit Official Site

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Niseko Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Besso, Moku no Sho (ニセコ昆布温泉 鶴雅別荘 杢の抄)

Niseko Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Besso, Moku no Sho (ニセコ昆布温泉 鶴雅別荘 杢の抄)
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Moku no Sho is a luxury ryokan that is inspired by Ainu culture, which is the indigenous people of Hokkaido. You will find interior decorations that are slightly different from your average ryokan because of this. The lodge is located a 6-minute car ride from the closest ski resort.

You have both the option to stay in a guest suite with a private onsen attached or to rent a private onsen. The rentable onsen costs 2,000 JPY for a 50-minute slot; in comparison, the guest suite private onsen are smaller but you can use the bath whenever you want, free of charge.

Niseko Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Besso, Moku no Sho (ニセコ昆布温泉 鶴雅別荘 杢の抄)
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The bath water used at Moku no Sho is taken from “Konbu Onsen,” which is a spring so old that it is hard to determine its history. If you can and are interested in the public bath area, it is very calm and quiet in its aesthetic and is sure to provide a great opportunity for relaxation.

Information

  • Price: Starting from around 32,000 JPY/person per night
  • Address: 393 Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1511 (Google MAP)
  • Day trip onsen available: No
  • Visit Official Site

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Conclusion

What did you think?

In this article, we covered all sorts of hotels that should fit your needs when traveling in Niseko. Whether your main purpose is to ski or hike or simply to enjoy the onsen, we hope that you found what you were looking for.

Niseko has a lot to offer in terms of nature and sightseeing as well, so do not forget to experience the area to the fullest while you travel.

Have a fun trip to Niseko!

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